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High School Sports

  • Tennis players receive honors

    The Marion County High School Knights tennis team held its annual awards banquet on Tuesday, June 12. Several players earned awards for their performance during this past season.
    Noah Swencki received the Playmaker Award, while Jacob Burdette earned the Browning Award. Jonah Gillespie took home the Pop-Star Award, and Alex Spalding received the Lester Award.
    Michael Spalding was given the Most Tolerant Award, while Jesus Berlanga earned the Most Reliable Award.

  • The Voice of the Baseball Knights: Ham Mattingly

    Since the baseball team started using a public address system in 2000, Ham Mattingly has been the only announcer the team and fans have heard. Mattingly became affiliated with the baseball team when current Head Coach Chad Spalding assumed his coaching duties in 1997. Mattingly's son, Joseph, along with a couple of his friends, Kerry Gorley and Alan Tungate, joined the team as seventh graders that year and that is what got Mattingly starting to attend home games. "I started going to home games that year, even though my son never entered a game that year," he said.

  • St. Catharine signing

    Blair Gorley signs a swimming scholarship   with St. Catharine as (seated) MCHS golf coach Chad Spalding and Blair’s mother, Deborah Thompson, look on. Standing are MCHS athletic director Robby Peterson, SCC golf coach Joan Rizer, and SCC swimming coach Mike Carey.

  • MCHS baseball awards presented at banquet

    The Marion County High School baseball team held their postseason annual awards banquet on June 5. 

    Several members of the team were recognized for their performances on the field during the season. 

    Dylan Spalding was awarded the most valuable player along with the most valuable pitcher. 

    The freshman award went to Jeremy Morris while the junior varsity award went to Robbie Spalding. 

  • Local All-Star

    Former Marion County Lady Knight basketball standout Bre Elder joined the Kentucky Girls All-Stars in a two-game sweep of the Indiana Girls All-Stars over the weekend.

    The teams played Friday at Freedom Hall in Louisville and again Saturday at the Bankers Life Fieldhous in Indianapolis.

    Friday, the Kentucky girls won 75-47 in the first game of the 2012 Kentucky vs. Indiana All-Star Classic. 

  • Goodin-Rogers decommits from University of Louisville

    Marion County High School senior to be Kyvin Goodin-Rogers recently decommitted from the University of Louisville. Almost exactly one year ago, Goodin-Rogers and teammate Makayla Epps verbally committed to the University of Louisville.  Now, Goodin-Rogers has rescinded her commitment, while Epps remains intent on playing for the Lady Cardinals.
    According to Goodin-Rogers' mother, Kiyonta Goodin, "Kyvin has opened back up her recruitment, and has already taken calls from several schools."

  • Softball team receives awards

    The Marion County Lady Knights softball team held their annual postseason banquet at the Stillhouse restaurant. Several players from the regional runner-up team took home hardware.
    Co-MVP's of the varsity team were given to Abby Miles and Ashley Walls. On the junior varsity team, co-MVP awards were taken home by Lexi Maupin and Madison Avritt. Emily Fenwick was given the award for the most hits and most runs on the season.
    The award for the most RBI was taken home by Ashley Walls, while Abby Miles took home the award for the most extra base hits.

  • The Voice of the Lady Knights - Eugene Campbell

    Eugene Campbell has been the man behind the microphone at all home games for the Marion County Lady Knights basketball team since 2007.
    Campbell began by working some St. Augustine games, then started keeping book for Coach Freddie Leathers at Marion County High School. Upon Leathers' departure, Coach Trent Milby was hired and Campbell began to announce at the Lady Knights games.
    There are several reasons why Campbell has a love for this position, but most of all he does it for the kids.

  • Baseball camp a success

    Recently, Marion County High School Baseball Head Coach Chad Spalding, along with several members of the Knights baseball team, hosted their annual baseball camp. This year the camp was broken into two segments of two days each. Older kids, ages 9-14, had their camp first followed by kid's ages seven and eight with their camp the next two days.
    The 2012 camp marked the 14th camp in the 16 years since Spalding has been the coach of the team. Spalding said the camps usually attract between 40 and 50 kids each year.

  • Elder to play in All-Star game

    Former Marion County High School Lady Knights basketball standout Bre Elder will play in the 2012 Kentucky Lions All-Star Classic in Freedom Hall on Friday evening.
    Tip-off for the girls' game is set for 5:30 p.m. with the boys' all-star game to follow.
    Elder was selected, along with 11 other players from around the state, to represent Kentucky as they take on the Indiana all-star team.
    Tickets for the game are still available by visiting www.ticketmaster.com and searching Kentucky vs. Indiana All-Star Basketball Classic Game.